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Statement of Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Steve Lynch’s Campaign for Massachusetts Senate Seat
Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2013) – At a time when too many candidates for public office are dismissive of the concerns and struggles of working class men and women, the campaign of Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Steve Lynch has succeeded in putting those concerns front and
Rep. Lynch connected with LIUNA members because he understands what it is like to do hard work for a living, and he understands what happens to workers and families when that work becomes scarce. At a time when 14.7 percent of workers in the construction industry are unemployed, he fought for jobs that put food on the table of thousands of building trades men and women. He has been unwavering in his support of critical infrastructure projects that build America and create desperately needed jobs, including the Keystone XL pipeline. And he stood firm even when threatened with a massive independent expenditure effort attacking him for his support.
As a union Ironworker, Rep. Lynch understands the nature of the construction industry and construction jobs -- that while projects are completed, there is nothing temporary about the work and careers of men and women in this crucial economic sector.
Rep. Lynch is a courageous, tireless and dedicated warrior for working people who never forgets where he came from and understands the value of hard work and those who do it. The half-million members of LIUNA are proud to support his campaign.